Toledo Municipal Court Housing and Environmental Division
555 North Erie Street
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Before the tenant moves, he/she must leave a forwarding
address in writing with the landlord, or many legal remedies
will not apply. At the end of the lease, the landlord must do
one of the following within 30 days after the lease agreement
ends and the tenant has turned over the apartment and the keys.
Return the full security deposit. Return the balance of the
security deposit with a list of all deductions, including any
past due rent owed, list of damages that the tenant or their
guest may have caused, etc. This list must be in writing and
sent to the former tenant. If the landlord fails to do either of
the above, the tenant may receive (through court) double the
amount wrongfully withheld (that amount the landlord should have
returned, less any deductions), and reasonable attorney fees.
Interest on Deposit
(Ohio Revised Code Sec. 5321.16)
If the landlord requires a security deposit in excess of one
monthâ€™s rent and in excess of $50.00, the landlord must pay 5%
interest annually on the excess. A landlord does not have to pay
interest on the security deposit if the tenant lives in the unit
less than 6 months.